Colonial American Tavern operating since 1762. Open seven days a week from 11AM-2AM serving brunch, lunch and dinner. Offering over 200 whiskeys, 130 craft beers and ciders, and a handful of signature and classic cocktails.
The home of great food, craft beer and liquor in one of New York’s most historic and unique locations. boasting 8 amazing party rooms for events of all sizes!
Celebrate your party or event in style, with rooms for all tastes, an experience your guests will never forget
Enjoy a unique dining experience in the oldest standing structure in the City of New York.
Take a look at our amazing range of beers, constantly updated with something for everyone tastes.
Use the filter to see which rooms suit your purpose (exact rooms sizes can be found by clicking on the room)
The building was purchased by Samuel Fraunces and opened as the Queen’s Head Tavern (also known as the Sign of the Queen Charlotte.)
Fraunces sold the building to George Powers. The Department of Foreign Affairs, under John Jay, used the building as its first headquarters until 1788
After the Revolutionary War was won, the building at 54 Pearl St. held the first offices for the Departments of Foreign Affairs, War and Treasury (1785-1788). After the federal government promised to move its offices south, the building once again became a tavern.
Merchant, John Delafield leased the property. Under Delafield’s the building was operated by tenant, Benjamin Stout. Stout leased the properties bake-house to baker, Andrew Inderweek.
Stout was replaced by Charles Bernardi, who ran the boarding house at 54 Pearl St. and operated a dry-good store.
Powers sold 54 Pearl St. to Dr. Nicholas Romaine. Under Romaine’s ownership widow, Orcet ran a boarding house.
Orcet was replaced by Daniel Coughlen who opened a grocery store and tavern at 54 Pearl Street. That same year Romaine sold the building to builder, John Moore.
Coughlen was replaced by Mrs. Barde
David Ross (Tavern Keeper) The Society of Cinncinati held a meeting at 54 Pearl Street. Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton attended.
John H. Gardner
The restoration was completed and the building was dedicated on December 4, the anniversary of the Washington’s Farewell to his officers. The Fraunces Tavern Museum & Tavern were opened. The Tavern was managed by Emil Westerburg.
Robert Norden Family
Broadwater & Pearl Associates
Over the last 106 years, Fraunces Tavern has expanded. The Museum and Restaurant now occupy five buildings on the historic Fraunces Tavern Block. When you visit you will enjoy over 8 dining spaces and 9 Museum galleries.